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Raquel L Pierson (raquelpier)

Joined 10 years ago from Lancaster Ca

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  • Time Will Tell If They Will Tell
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    Time Will Tell If They Will Tell

    3 months ago

    When a victim chooses to expose the abuse, it is often because he or she is no longer fearful or no longer feels threatened. Of course, this does not mean that everyone that claims he or she is or has been a victim of abuse, is or has been, for...

  • A Mental Note
    2

    A Mental Note

    3 months ago

    Mental illness and mental health issues should not have the stigma associated or attached to them, for as with every person, no two are exactly alike.

  • Love-According to Me
    2

    Love-According to Me

    3 months ago

    What is the difference between love and being ‘in love’? I imagine the answer to this will vary dependent upon who is answering the question-but I will give it a go… I was married to the love of my life for more than 17 years and I was more...

  • The Cage
    2

    The Cage

    3 months ago

    Just because a bird is caged doesn’t mean it cannot fly. Just because I should give up, doesn’t mean I will not try. The bird is waiting for the chance for the cage door to be left open, given the chance or opportunity, all it...

  • Suicide Girl...
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    Suicide Girl...

    3 months ago

    I found it ironic how they kept saying how selfish she was for committing suicide, as they selfishly made the whole thing about them and how it influenced and affected their lives. There’s a vast difference between selfish and desperate, and to...

  • Blame It On...
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    Blame It On...

    3 months ago

    The problem with having Lupus is, most times people forget that you have it. In fact, truth be told, I often forget I have it too, at least I would like to. I have chronic fatigue and pain, I have insomnia, due to the pain, and as a result, I suffer...

  • Raquestionable...at Best
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    Raquestionable...at Best

    3 months ago

    It has been so many years since we have all been together in the same room, thus I am not the usual loud mouth jokester/jester, I am when with my friends. I say I am just more quiet now, which is a ridiciculously false description of me, because I...

  • Mockery of Marriage
    2

    Mockery of Marriage

    3 months ago

    As I’ve become more seasoned over the years, I have found myself re evaluating my life and events in my life. Some things I question and take a cerebral approach or a philosophical one, trying to gain some insight and knowledge and a deeper...

  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot
    2

    Hit Me With Your Best Shot

    3 months ago

    I have been told all my life by doctors and by many other individuals that I have a high tolerance for pain. A week after giving birth to my oldest son, where upon I tore all my stitches, I returned to the doctor and without medication, was then...

  • Rocky Past
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    Rocky Past

    3 months ago

    When you grow up in a family of beautiful women and a beautiful mom at the helm of it, you definitely develop a complex, especially when you yourself, are not deemed so. Most of the adult figures in my life assured me I was ‘adorable’ and or...

  • The Root of It All
    2

    The Root of It All

    3 months ago

    Religion did not define me so much as undermine me…it left me continually feeling unworthy, ashamed, and afraid. I was convinced I was going to hell, because I knew no matter what I did, how much ‘good’ I did or tried to do-I would be judged...

  • Picture of Mental Health
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    Picture of Mental Health

    3 months ago

    1 in 4 American adults lives with a treatable mental health condition-I may be the 1 in 4, or I may just be one of the four that lives with one. Perhaps according to some, an untreatable one.

  • And Your Point Is...
    2

    And Your Point Is...

    3 months ago

    What does it mean to be Christian? Am I less of a Christian because I don't belong to a religious sect or attend church? What matters more, what I say or what I do? There is so much I must learn...

  • Your Secret Is Safe With Me
    2

    Your Secret Is Safe With Me

    3 months ago

    Everyone has something that they don’t always want to admit or cop to-we all have our deep dark secrets, some are legal, some not…some are just ‘freaky,’ some from the past, some we have done-some of it we still do. Some secrets are big,...

  • Fear of Public Reaction
    2

    Fear of Public Reaction

    3 months ago

    Sometimes, some things, not everything, needs to be nor should it be, shared publicly. The truth is, the fact is, not everyone is comfortable taking a dump in public.

  • Social Media Anyone?
    2

    Social Media Anyone?

    3 months ago

    It's a fine line between love and hate, and an even finer line, between sharing something via social media, and not...for once something's out there, there is no going back.

  • If I Could Tell You Anything...
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    If I Could Tell You Anything...

    3 months ago

    If I could tell you anything and you were forced to heed my advice, I'd tell you not to be like me, don't be so effin nice. Don't follow my example, do something with your life-evidently there's no 'honor' in being just a mere housewife. It is not a...

  • Why My Hope Allows Me to Have Faith
    3

    Why My Hope Allows Me to Have Faith

    3 months ago

    Where my faith falters at times, my hope kicks in. I am only human, in other words, I am wrong more than I am right. Thus, if I have doubts or misgivings about my faith, hope won’t allow me to give in or give up.

  • Educate Yourself
    4

    Educate Yourself

    3 months ago

    Is it better to know a little about a lot or a lot about little? I wonder and ponder this question often, for there is so much that I do not know, and what I do know merely applies to my own personal take on it. Statistics, ‘facts,’ information,...

  • Cancer in All Forms...
    4

    Cancer in All Forms...

    3 months ago

    When cancer entered my life, I was not even old enough to know what it was, let alone what it would do, or the role it would play in my life. My big sister Michelle was 3 years old when the doctors diagnosed her with Leukemia, and gave her 3 weeks...

  • Once Upon-Line
    0

    Once Upon-Line

    3 months ago

    For arguments sake and just for good measure, we’ll say it’s all fiction and all characters are made up, and or do not really exist. Nothing said is aimed at anyone, no one needs to take offense, merely take it for what it is-a joke. Feel free...

  • 99 Problems...
    4

    99 Problems...

    3 months ago

    I numb myself to the pain, to help me forget the things that are too painful to deal with. Therapists try to get me to deal or cope with those pains which is how I rationalize why I continue to use...

  • Cinderfella
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    Cinderfella

    3 months ago

    I have never really been out on an actual date, at least not, what I deem or would consider a date. A date, I thought, was two people meeting, possibly sharing a meal, conversing and getting to know one another, sharing time with someone,...

  • Proof of Existence Isn't Proof It Exists
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    Proof of Existence Isn't Proof It Exists

    3 months ago

    Just because he/she/it, is not, or cannot, be seen-doesn’t mean it does not exist. The question asked was, If God exists, why can’t anyone see Him? I cannot see air, but I can feel it, I know it exists, I feel evidence of its existence. In...

  • Why Some People Have No Shame...
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    Why Some People Have No Shame...

    3 months ago

    Extreme personalities generally receive or are met with extreme responses or reactions-which is probably why people either love me or hate me, with me, there is no in between. Growing up I developed ways in which I could deflect or detach myself...

  • If History Is Any Indication...
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    If History Is Any Indication...

    3 months ago

    When I write and revisit my past I do not re-live it, I am just grateful to be where I am now. We all have a history and a past, but sometimes in order not to repeat the past we must re-examine it. Sometimes the mistakes, hardships, and trials, are...

  • Sorry Excuse or Excuse Me, so Sorry
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    Sorry Excuse or Excuse Me, so Sorry

    3 months ago

    It amazes me how someone/anyone can cause and or inflict so much pain on others and still somehow manage to make it about themselves, and their pain, their suffering, their sadness, their feelings of regret and or sorrow-or worse, excuse or justify,...

  • Any Questions...
    0

    Any Questions...

    3 months ago

    I'm not exactly sure what it is I was supposed to know, or how it was that I should have known it, but evidently, everyone else claims to know what I did not, they just never bothered to tell...

  • I'd Rather Fail One Than Fail Everyone
    0

    I'd Rather Fail One Than Fail Everyone

    3 months ago

    I'd rather fail one than fail everyone.

  • Games People Play
    0

    Games People Play

    3 months ago

    No sense in playing or participating in a game if your heart is not in it to win it. If dating were a sport, it shouldn't be a spectator sport.

  • For My Son...
    0

    For My Son...

    3 months ago

    I knew from the moment I learned I was expecting, nothing about you was ‘ordinary,’ or to be expected. I knew then, just as I know now, you are an extraordinary human being, and when it comes down to you, I need to always expect the unexpected....

  • Scarred
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    Scarred

    3 months ago

    Scars, some are painful reminders, some visual, some physical, some psychological-all stay with you and leave their mark, but the one thing they all have in common, is that they have healed; some scars took/take longer to heal and or recover from,...

  • Seek to Find Balance
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    Seek to Find Balance

    3 months ago

    The heart can't help what it wants. You can't pick and choose whom you love. Love is an action, not a feeling-it moves you, but where is not up to you. You love whom you love, you want what you want, you cannot help whom your heart will fall victim...

  • If Only I Could Do Right by Them...
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    If Only I Could Do Right by Them...

    3 months ago

    I began my family with every intention of providing my children all the things I had as a child and more. Seeing as I came from a very large family with very limited means financially, I figured taking care of only two would be far easier than it...

  • Here's Your Chance...
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    Here's Your Chance...

    3 months ago

    I keep hearing about how everyone lies and everyone passes judgment, as though this excuses or justifies why we continue to do it or condone it. I am not perfect, but I am extremely uncomfortable with both lying and passing judgment ; mostly because...

  • Overthinking-I'm Not 'Acting' Crazy
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    Overthinking-I'm Not 'Acting' Crazy

    3 months ago

    Being ‘different,’ ‘unique,’ or ‘special,’ is not always considered a ‘good’ thing, doesn’t always feel good being known labeled or thought of as ‘different,’ ‘unique,’ or ‘special,’ either, at least for me. But then,...

  • My so Called 'Advice'
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    My so Called 'Advice'

    3 months ago

    Steven G. Pierson Nothing about my life seems ‘average’ or normal, yet, nothing about me seems unique.I’ve had my fair share of trials and misfortune, but whom among us cannot say the same? Everyone has suffered, endured, and withstood their...

  • Heart of the Home
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    Heart of the Home

    3 months ago

    TMZ It’s odd how the President of the United States can take the time to weigh in on the college Sweet 16 brackets, but a chef, or her staff, or her reps, etc. cannot make the time to meet with a dying child for the Make A Wish Foundation. I am...

  • Almost Counts for Something...
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    Almost Counts for Something...

    3 months ago

    Whoever said that ‘almost’ doesn’t count obviously was not aware that it is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order. See, even ‘almost’ counts for something, sometimes…almost...

  • Siblings: That's Not How I Remember It...
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    Siblings: That's Not How I Remember It...

    3 months ago

    There are times I wonder if I will be or if I ever was a ‘normal’ person. I feel at times as though I am so fundamentally screwed up that I cannot blame or do not blame my family members for not wanting to be around me. Of course, I am not...

  • Big Bullies
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    Big Bullies

    3 months ago

    Raquel Pierson I don’t care what you’re doing, did, or have done, or whom you are doing it with, unless I am directly involved. What you and others are doing in the privacy of your own home or within the confounds of your own environment or...

  • Where There Is Hope...
    0

    Where There Is Hope...

    3 months ago

    It is said that misery loves company, and not many people I know want to be in the company of those that are so miserable, that the only pleasure they derive is by tearing down others...

  • 4

    BBW: Big, beautiful, woman

    6 years ago

    BBW-big beautiful woman, this is somehow supposed to be a compliment or flattering, yet I couldn’t help but cringe when I heard it. Oh, I have been called worse…believe me, yet somehow I could not and cannot accept this as a positive thing. I...

  • Open Relationships
    6

    Open Relationships

    3 months ago

    Couples have given way to multiples, infidelity…I don’t know what’s worse, the man/woman who cheats on the one they love(s) or the one that sleeps with the person KNOWING that person is in a relationship/marriage. Call me a prude, old...

  • To Love or Be Loved?
    3

    To Love or Be Loved?

    3 months ago

    The question was, “To love or be loved, which is greater?” Good question, one that is not surprisingly difficult to answer, for the truth is, there is no easy answer. Never is, is it? That is to say, I have loved, truly loved, and been in love....

  • Survivor or Victim
    2

    Survivor or Victim

    3 months ago

    I am not an expert or professional, anything, in fact, I know very little, about even less. I do know however, that doing nothing hasn’t worked for me, didn’t work for me, and isn’t working for anyone. I know that burying my head in the sand...

  • Playing With the Innocence of Children
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    Playing With the Innocence of Children

    3 months ago

    My eldest son was 4 years old when he started asking questions about sex. In fact, he came into the room and proclaimed, "You have to be naked to have sex." I simply smiled, and sat down eye level with him and asked him how...

  • Shelter or Safeguard
    4

    Shelter or Safeguard

    3 months ago

    Bertha Briseno   Maybe instead of blaming society, the media, rappers/singer's, lyrics, language, videos etc. and how our youth is being misled or influenced by these so-called 'role models', we should find images that are more positive, people,...

  • Mankind-the
    3

    Mankind-the "Evolution" of Man?

    3 months ago

      Evolution of man, now if just the term evolution of man doesn’t make you chuckle I can’t imagine what will. Evolution implies evolving; evolving alludes to growth and development, and learning-progression of man. Disturbing from my...

  • I: All Ways, Always
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    I: All Ways, Always

    3 months ago

    Still friends after 27 years... Raquel Pierson I used to be a real bad ass back in Jr. High and high school. I didn’t take crap from anyone, ever. Look at me or my friends, funny, talk smack about me or my friends, if I even caught wind you were...

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